PHOTO GALLERY: February’s biggest building blunders pictured!

Paul Eyers
By Paul Eyers
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Some things never change.

The sky is still blue, grass is still green, and Aussie tradies keep taking photos of each other’s work-site gaffes for all the internet to see.

Welcome back to another edition of Build-it’s “biggest building blunders”, where we show you some of the industry’s very worst work found this month at job sites near you.

They say a good tradie never blames his tools, but looking at the following jobs, we think a lot of tools ended up copping the blame.

Lucky for you, there’s no tradie-bro code here – so loosen those tool belts and get ready for some big belly laughs as we expose the biggest tradie troubles for February 2024.

Calamitous carpentry

This is why we recommend to avoid Airtasker if possible:

This tradie employed the little-known “backward weatherboard” trick to protect this house: 

Doubt a level was used here:

This group of tradies decided to pour the slab around the frame just to mix things up:

Hopefully, next month, we will get to see the installed doorhandle, too.

Troublesome Toilets

Just keep your legs together, and this will be fine:

Just keep your legs out straight, and this will also be fine:

Just keep one of your legs in the adjacent room, and this should be fine also:

Outdoor oddities

Surely, it’s obvious you just pour more water in the far end:

We have been assured this wonky fence is only noticeable from this angle:

This driveway doubles up as an obstacle course thanks to this electrical box:


If you’re out of ropes and tie-downs, this tradie recommends to just use a clamp:

Thank god this tradie put an orange flag on the end – otherwise, it could be slightly dangerous:

Well, at least this truck driver delivered the load to the site:

If this bloke loses his job, he’ll pick one up quickly with nitro-circus with wheelies like that:

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Paul Eyers has worked as a journalist for a range of media publishers including News Corp and Network Ten. He has also worked outside of Australia, including time spent with ABS-CBN in the Philippines. Stepping away from the media, Paul spent five years sharpening his tools in construction - building his skill set and expertise within the trade industry. His diverse experiences and unique journey have equipped him with an insider view of Australia’s construction game to dig deep into the big stories.